http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fb4d0078-ad34-11dd-971e-000077b07658.html AIG in talks with Fed over new bail-out By Francesco Guerrera in New York Published: November 8 2008 02:00 | Last updated: November 8 2008 02:00 AIG is asking the US government for a new bail-out less than two months after the Federal Reserve came to the rescue of the stricken insurer with an $85bn loan, according to people close to the situation. AIG's executives were last night locked in negotiations with the authorities over a plan that could involve a debt-for-equity swap and the government's purchase of troubled mortgage-backed securities from the insurer. People close to the talks said the discussions were on-going and might still collapse, but added that AIG was pressing for a decision before it reports third-quarter results on Monday. AIG's board is due to meet on Sunday to approve the results and discuss any new government plan, they added. The moves come amid growing fears AIG might soon use up the $85bn cash infusion it received from the Fed in September, as well as an additional $37.5bn loan aimed at stemming a cash drain from the insurer's securities lending unit.